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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto in 'uncharted' territory on compost

The future of organic waste in Palo Alto remains hazy, but city officials hope to solve this messy and divisive dilemma by...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by carla carvalho, on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 18 comments | 8319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today's news: tomorrow's history

As the Palo Alto Historical Association marks 100 years, those fascinated by the history of Palo Alto say the past is still...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Dec 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 8319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Immersion Solution: A Charter in Mountain View?

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Original post made by Language Lover/Give Peace a Chance on Apr. 2, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 14, 2007 at 4:16 pm | 70 comments | 8315 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans cuts peak Palo Alto-San Francisco bus service

A series of sweeping, system-wide changes for SamTrans means that Palo Alto residents now must hop-scotch through bus transfers...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dumas, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments | 8308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Paly, education scholar blasts testing culture

Diane Ravitch, a former Bush education official who radically broke with her past positions, said an obsession with standardized...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | 42 comments | 8299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Junior: The friends who saved my life

The following essay is by an anonymous junior at Palo Alto High School, written shortly after a Gunn High School senior died...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by pono, on Feb 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 8286 Views

SPORTS

Cheerleaders

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Original post made by Annoyed athlete on Jan. 6, 2007
Last comment by Roxanne, on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 34 comments | 8285 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Widow maker' tree limb nearly hits resident

A large tree limb from an aged eucalyptus tree nearly struck a Crescent Park resident and has sparked a debate about the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Widow Maker Defined, on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm | 41 comments | 8282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 8279 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto martial arts instructor arrested for allegedly trying to kiss a minor

Police have arrested an instructor from a martial arts studio on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto for allegedly attempting to...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by think, on Dec 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 14 comments | 8276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza developer tries to rebuild history

Nearly a year after construction workers, in an ultimate "Oops!" moment, destroyed a historic building at Edgewood Plaza,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm | 44 comments | 8273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial service for Sam Webster set for Sunday

A memorial service will be held Sunday for Palo Alto businessman and community booster Sam Webster, who died early Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Siobhan Rhea Surraco, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 17 comments | 8265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student's transcript change sparks probe

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are reviewing changes in transcripts for all members of the class of 2014 after a student...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by wow, on Feb 23, 2014 at 8:29 am | 15 comments | 8263 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 8261 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fates of undocumented 'Dreamers' hang in balance

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. Congress is poised to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. It could be a life-changing...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 24 comments | 8253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by EnjoyPaloAltoANDbeHappy, on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:57 am | 60 comments | 8252 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Undocumented' but inspiring

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at to a near-capacity crowd at Los Altos High School last weekend,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Legal immigrant, on Dec 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm | 40 comments | 8234 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Investigation into Garth Li's death

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Original post made by A Palo Alto parent on Aug. 1, 2006
Last comment by ex gunn student, on May 5, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 14 comments | 8227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We're the best; no, the worst

Palo Altans tend to identify strongly with the inhabitants of Garrison Keillor's fictitious Lake Wobegon, "where all the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:19 am | 8 comments | 8224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 748 early applicants

Stanford University sent acceptance letters Friday to 748 high school students who sought admission to the class of 2018...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by another pov, on Dec 30, 2013 at 9:18 am | 14 comments | 8204 Views
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Palo Alto's Cafe Pro Bono reopens after fire
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